Leadership Opportunities for Residents and Fellows. JAMA. 1999;282(20):1978. doi:10.1001/jama.282.20.1978
Prepared by Ashish Bajaj, Department of Resident
and Fellow Services, American Medical Association.
The American Medical Association-Resident and Fellow Section (AMA-RFS)
is recruiting resident and fellow physicians to fill several leadership positions
on AMA Councils and other committees. The resident representatives report
to the AMA-RFS Governing Council on items of interest to resident physicians
and fellows. The following is a summary of the councils and committees with
upcoming vacancies for residents.
The AMA Council on Legislation addresses federal
legislation related to health care and makes recommendations to the AMA House
of Delegates on legislative policy. This council meets 4 times each year and
at the AMA Annual and Interim Meetings. The AMA Board of Trustees appoints
the resident member to this council for a 1-year term.
The AMA Surgical Caucus discusses issues and
resolutions that come before the AMA House of Delegates and are of interest
to surgeons. The resident member also serves on the Surgical Caucus Executive
Committee, which meets at the AMA Annual and Interim Meetings. The AMA-RFS
Governing Council appoints the resident to a 1-year term.
The Council on Long-Range Planning and Development sets the AMA's course as an organization. It makes recommendations
regarding membership and finance, and it evaluates other AMA planning activities.
The AMA speaker of the House of Delegates appoints the resident to a 3-year
JAMA Editorial Board members peer review articles
submitted to JAMA as requested and contribute to the journal as appropriate.
The resident member focuses on submissions related to residency training and
solicits articles for JAMA's Resident Physician Forum column. The Editorial
Board meets annually. The JAMA Editor-in-Chief appoints the resident member
for a 2-year term.
The Minority Affairs Consortium serves as an
advisory and advocacy group on issues of concern to minority patients and
physicians, including improving the health status of minorities, increasing
minority enrollment in US medical schools, and expanding representation by
minority physicians and medical students within the AMA. This is a 2-year
If you are interested in serving in 1 of these positions, discuss the
opportunity with your program director before applying. You may also want
to contact members of the RFS Governing Council to discuss the position. To
apply, send a statement of interest and curriculum vitae to the AMA Department
of Resident and Fellow Services, American Medical Association, 515 N State
St, Chicago, IL 60610. You may also fax your materials to (312) 464-5845.
The application deadline is January 28, 2000. For additional information on
the positions or to contact members of the RFS Governing Council, call the
AMA Department of Resident and Fellow Services at (312) 464-4751 or contact
the RFS by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.